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Arsenal suffer huge blow with two players out injured. Image: Arsenal Buzz/Twitter

Arsenal suffer huge blow after two stars ruled out for season

The two defenders have been instrumental to Arsenal’s title chasing season and their injuries come at a critical time.

Arsenal

Arsenal suffer huge blow with two players out injured. Image: Arsenal Buzz/Twitter

Arsenal stars William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko have been ruled out for the rest of the season, according to the club.

The two defenders have been instrumental to Arsenal’s title chasing season and their injuries come at a critical time where the Gunners desperately need points to keep pressure on Manchester City.

City currently sit on top ahead of Arsenal by one point

Saliba was injured during the Gunner’s defeat to Sporting Lisbon in the Last 16 of the Europa League. The French defender was not available for the second leg which saw his side losing the tie on penalties.

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Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta said he doesn’t expect Saliba to return this said.

“Not a lot of progress, he’s feeling better every single day but he’s still not been able to have any activity around the first-team, so we don’t expect him to be with us,” Arteta said of Saliba last week.

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“We can’t control certain things, we have to accept that and that’s why we have other players who can fulfil those roles. We try to help them and support them as much as possible, don’t look for too many excuses and just find the right solutions to win matches.”

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Saliba was instrumental to the Gunner’s title charge

Zinchenko, on the otherhand was forced off during Arsenal’s win over Newcastle last Sunday with a calf problem.

The injury appears to be more serious than expected, with the Ukrainian now sidelined for the final three games of the Premier League season.

Arsenal hosts Brighton and Hove Albion this Sunday at the Emirates where a win could put them back on top should City slip.

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